Park and Rec spring sports season begins

  • Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Dan Brown/Independent Luke Baur of the MCPR 9-10 pitch National sends a drive to deep left for a double off the fence as Park and Rec baseball and softball games begin. See story on page 1B.

Mother Nature wasn’t kind to Moncks Corner Park and Recreation’s annual Opening Day parade and ceremonies.

Rain forced the cancellation of Opening Day on Saturday, March 29 and some quick scrambling to get team pictures scheduled and taken, but the sunny skies of the past week helped start the spring seasons.

“We are off and running this week with full schedules and games being played Monday through Thursday,” said Park and Recreation Athletic Director Matt Still.

A make-up opening day was set for Saturday.

A total of 44 baseball and softball teams play from March 31 through the local All-Stars competition in early June.

“We had more than 560 kids sign up this spring,” Still said. “We even have added a nine and 10-year-old Angels softball league.”

With the town’s new recreation complex not quite ready for games, Friday night and even some Saturday games are planned until the extra four fields are ready.

“With nine ball fields we can easily accommodate the kids and teams we have,” Still said.

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